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Samanthi Dias


Holborn Law LLC
7 Straits View #19-01
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Sinhalese

Samanthi is an associate and a foreign qualified registered lawyer in Singapore. With over 10 years’ of private and in-house legal experience, Samanthi has extensive experience advising clients ranging from high net worth individuals and startups to PE funds, multinational corporates and financial institutions on their legal requirements across a broad range of sectors and industries. 

Prior to joining the firm, Samanthi worked at a top tier Sri Lankan law firm, one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms and in-house at a transportation and logistics corporate.

Samanthi works closely with the dispute resolution and transactional practices as well as the firm’s Sri Lanka Practice Desk.

Samanthi holds a LLM with a distinction from Nottingham Trent University and received the best dissertation prize for her LLM dissertation. Samanthi holds a LLB from University of London and Chartered Tax Advisor qualification from the Chartered Institute of Sri Lanka.

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Relevant experience

  • Company restructures between Singapore and Sri Lanka
  • Employment restructuring advice rendered based on Sri Lankan laws and the Double Taxation Agreement between Singapore and Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan law advice related to enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Sri Lanka
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member – Bar Association of Sri Lanka
  • Member – Singapore Sri Lanka Business Association
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  • Have We Collected Enough Revenue; Do We Have a Proper Legal Mechanism – Junior Bar Law Journal Sri Lanka 2017
  • Unveiling the Legislative Story of Cinema in Sri Lanka; From an Investors Eye – Junior Bar Law Journal Sri Lanka 2016
  • Let’s Reserve Your Place of Business by Registering an Overseas Company in Sri Lanka – Junior Bal Law Journal Sri Lanka 2014.
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  • LLM – Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • LLB – University of London
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